New training facility opens for Scottish Ambulance Service

Part of the Scottish Ambulance Service’s civil contingencies response programme, the new special operations training facility in Newbridge brings training and equipment logistics into a single new hub. The £1.5m facility will be used for a range of training exercises, including how to respond to major incidents, and also Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN)… Read more »

Thames Valley Police celebrates apprenticeship milestone

Thames Valley Police has reached an important milestone with the successful completion of its 200th emergency contact handler apprenticeship. In 2018, Thames Valley Police began recruiting emergency contact handler apprentices to grow its workforce, widen participation across the community and provide a professional qualification for call handlers. Working out of Thames Valley Police’s Kidlington headquarters, Abingdon… Read more »

Police forces encouraged to take up gambling awareness training

A leading charity is working with police forces across the UK to train officers on the issue of gambling and gaming harms. The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), is rolling out its award-winning training to police forces across England and Wales. What started off as a bespoke training arrangement with the Metropolitan Police… Read more »

1,000 apprentice firefighters and counting

SFJ Awards reached an important milestone this week, completing its 1,000th End-Point Assessment in Fire and Rescue. End-Point Assessment (EPA) is the crucial last stage of an apprentice’s journey, testing the knowledge, skills and behaviours gained during their training. Quality assured by Ofqual, SFJ Awards has been an approved independent End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) since 2018 and… Read more »

Pioneering immersive learning project launched in partnership with Greater Manchester Police

Bolton-headquartered EdTech firm, Near-Life, has successfully launched a ground-breaking immersive learning programme for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) that will support their work tackling Child Sexual Exploitation and protect some of the most vulnerable members of society. The pilot was awarded £241,000 in funding from Innovate UK in November 2020 to accelerate the development of an… Read more »

Multi-lingual life-saving training aid

A life-saving training aid has been produced in four additional languages to help more people learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust launched the Pillow Partner last year as a simple, effective and inexpensive way of learning how to save the life of someone in cardiac arrest. And now the… Read more »

XVR Simulation and LearnPro eFireService merge to create a global leader in VR training and e-learning

XVR Simulation and LearnPro eFireService have merged to create a global leader in virtual reality (VR) and e-learning solutions for the health, fire, police and other emergency services. The combined software suite provides a platform for e-learning management, an authoring tool, competency reporting, and training, including an immersive virtual reality simulation training platform. The combined… Read more »

UK’s first Tactical Training College launches

The UK’s first commercially available tactical training centre will be launching at The Emergency Services Show. The Tactical Training College (TTC) is a purpose-built, stand-alone facility situated in the Midlands. It has been launched to enable emergency services and military professionals to conduct training across a wide range of disciplines, including public order and firearms…. Read more »

Welsh Ambulance Service unveils new training facility

The Welsh Ambulance Service has unveiled a new training facility, the Workforce Education and Development Centre, in Swansea. The new facility boasts an immersive training room, where simulation technology recreates real-life scenarios to put crews’ clinical skills to the test. It features 360-degree projectable walls, a scent dispersal machine and is temperature controlled to give… Read more »